Study abroad in Edinburgh

Study options and entry requirements

There are a variety of study opportunities on offer to visiting students at the University of Edinburgh. Learn more about which one is the best option for you!

Study Abroad programme

The Study Abroad programme allows students taking an undergraduate degree elsewhere to spend a year or a semester at the University of Edinburgh.

International exchange

We have over 200 exchange places for students from partner universities outside Europe.

European exchange

We have over 400 exchange places for students from partner universities across Europe.

Erasmus+ Traineeships

You can spend between two and three months on an Erasmus+ Traineeship, carrying out research work at the University of Edinburgh.

Research and Postgraduate Level Options

There are opportunities for visiting postgraduate level students and visiting research students to study here in Edinburgh. Available opportunities vary in each college/school.

Studying in Edinburgh – what to expect

​​​​​​​Regardless of which programme you wish to study upon, please be aware that the style of teaching at Edinburgh may differ from what you have experienced at your home institution.

Una Europa

Eleven leading European research universities have come together to create a unique alliance – Una Europa. Una Europa aims to draw on our collective strengths to create a truly European inter-university environment, a University of the Future.